A no-objection certificate (NOC) from the department of town and country planning is now a must for registry of properties in Gurugram. And to make the registration process transparent, the department has deployed its officials at all the nine tehsil offices, officials said.
As per Section 7A of Haryana Development and Regulation of Urban Areas (amendment) Act 2017, registration of sale of land (less than 0.5 acre) in 95 villages of Gurugram cannot be done without an NOC from the department of town and country planning department. But there has been a spike in illegal registry of land in the first three months of this year, without the knowledge of DTCP.
Gurugram’s deputy commissioner Amit Khatri, who on Tuesday ordered the deployment of DTCP officials in all the nine tehsil offices, said, “The department staff will help the revenue officials in ensuring transparency in the registration process. Also they will guide the revenue staff in ensuring that mandatory permissions are taken from department before the execution of a land registry.” “There is a need to streamline the registration process as per the provisions of the Act till the time necessary amendments are incorporated in online system,” he added.
District town planner RS Batth said, “Officials will also examine registries done in the past, and strict action will be taken against officials concerned in case of any irregularities.” “The move will check the menace of mushrooming of illegal colonies in Gurugram to a great extent,” said the director of town and country planning, KM Pandurang.